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Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
"Long men fei jia" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  15 December 2011 (China)
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Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert.

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Zhao Huai'an
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Ling Yanqiu
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Yu Huatian / Pu Cangzhou / Blade in the Wind
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Chang Xiaowen / Bu Ludu
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Gu Shaotang
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Su Huirong
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Ma Jinliang
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Wan Yulou
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Tan Luzi
Yiheng Du ...
Ji Xueyong
Shuangbao Wang ...
Zhao Pingan
Jian Xue ...
Lei Chongcheng
Feixing Han ...
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Bingyuan Li ...
Ling Guozhou
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Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert.

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Also Known As:

A Sárkánykapu repülő kardjai  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$95,452 (USA) (31 August 2012)

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$127,709 (USA) (31 August 2012)
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Smart, Gripping, Intelligent
7 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first of Tsui's wuxai epics I have seen. Has a very gripping plot with twists you can see happening and some that come out of nowhere leaving you thinking "I didn't see that coming." I personally loved how the plot came about and left the viewer surprised, a popular review mentions that the film failed to use it's best asset in Jet Li. I disagree mightily, Epics in general are about the grand story and not the over saturation of a single character.

If anything (while I admit I have not seen others in the Dragon Inn series) I felt the story wasn't quite big enough. Especially with how the opening scene led you to believe it was going. It could have also done with a slight bit more character development.

The action scenes were amazing, definitely no complaints there. I felt that one in particular near the ending was a bit over the top, but Tsui was lured into using 3D technology as much as possible.

Xun Zhao gave the best acting performance and stood out for her strong delivery and dry persona that told the story of her character. She was also able to display other emotions well when the time was needed. Very solid performance from her.

Kwan Lun-Mei was also very effective in her role as the Tatar leader and displayed a cool dark screen presence. Overall, I rated the movie very high as it was intelligent and had some suspenseful elements that spoke to the story telling which is saying quite a bit as it still had a bit of room for improvement.

True Score: 8.1


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